Compact Cabins: Simple Living in 1000 Square Feet or Less; 62 Plans for Camps, Cottages, Lake Houses, and Other Getaways

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Storey Publishing, Feb 27, 2010 - House & Home - 216 pages
In the woods, on a mountaintop, or at the water’s edge, a small cabin can fulfill big dreams. With attention to efficient living and minimizing energy footprints, Gerald Rowan provides 62 designs for compact and creative buildings that are flexible enough to fit whatever your needs may be. Rowan includes detailed floor plans with plenty of modular elements that make the designs adaptable and easy to recreate with cost-effective, low-maintenance materials. Make the most of the cabin you call home, regardless of its size.

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User Review  - Beammey - LibraryThing

Overall a good book if you're looking into building a small place. It has a lot of good information besides just floor plans -- tips on construction, important factors in building, etc, etc. I wish ... Read full review

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This amazingly detailed small-cabin planner is the ultimate fuel for my "off-grid dream home with soul". Read full review


Good Living in Small Spaces
50 Designs for Compact Cabins
Design Architecture Logistics Environment
A Modular Approach to Cabin Design
Using Manufactured Structural Components
Getting the Most from Building Materials
Compact Efficient Utilities Appliances
Energy Independence
Including Alphabetical Listing of Plans

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Gerald Rowan is the author of Compact Cabins. Retired from full-time teaching, he now teaches architectural history part-time at various schools in Pennsylvania, including Lehigh University and Haverford College. He has owned and renovated more than 60 small houses and cabins.

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